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What I'm Wearing: An Engagement Ring!

On Christmas Eve, my boyfriend proposed to me in the park across the street from the house where I grew up, under lightly falling snow. It was perfect. Camden and I met in 2004 when we were both working for in Chicago, and the rest, as they say, is history. He popped the question with a Tiffany solitaire, the same style of ring which my father gave my mother when they got engaged over 39 years ago. Between holiday travel and all the snow storms we've been having (not to mention I'm the world's biggest procrastintor) I haven't had a chance to tell you guys but I felt like sharing this happy news just in case I start tweeting incessantly about wedding gowns and color palettes and such.

What I'm wearing: Converse for Target plaid shirt, LC Lauren Conrad for Kohl's Blazer, Linea Pelle hobo via ideeli, Joe's jeans via Hautelook, Payless boots.

Aww, the proposal sounds so sweet. Congrats Diana!
#1 Living Fly on a Dime (Homepage) on 2011-01-13 17:12 (Reply)
Omg.. How sweet! Congratulations Diana! You look adorable btw :-)
#2 Zoe, All for Style (Homepage) on 2011-01-13 17:21 (Reply)
awe, CONGRATS!! {and you look adorable!}
#3 Maegan (Homepage) on 2011-01-13 17:24 (Reply)

Also, when did you get to the boots? Tee hee.
#4 Malyna on 2011-01-13 17:38 (Reply)
Congratulations!!! You look so happy in the picture. Best wishes!!
#5 Pao on 2011-01-13 17:43 (Reply)
Congratulations! Best wishes for an amazing future. Also, don't forget to enjoy the wedding planning process -- it really is so much fun.
#6 D on 2011-01-13 17:49 (Reply)
Yes! Mazeltof! Congratulations! What a stunning picture of you. You are radiant :-)
#7 angie (Homepage) on 2011-01-13 17:59 (Reply)
congrats!!!! looking forward to your wedding posts :-)
#8 lin (Homepage) on 2011-01-13 18:01 (Reply)
#9 Jean (Homepage) on 2011-01-13 18:18 (Reply)
Congratulations!!! Such a sweet proposal.
#10 Emily on 2011-01-13 18:20 (Reply)
Congratulations! I only wish there was a close up of your ring! ;-)
#11 Amy (Homepage) on 2011-01-13 18:20 (Reply)
Congrats! That is so awesome and so romantic. Best wishes to you!
#12 Tracey (Homepage) on 2011-01-13 18:36 (Reply)
Congrats!!! I got married last August and it was the most magical day of my life! Enjoy your engagement! :-) (I did...for two years...hehehe!)
#13 Tatiana on 2011-01-13 18:44 (Reply)
Congrats. Isn't it just the best accessory of all!?! Best wishes to you both.
#14 Rebecca on 2011-01-13 18:54 (Reply)
Oh that is so sweet! Best of luck to you and have fun planning the big day!
#15 Patti on 2011-01-13 19:23 (Reply)
awww! Congrats!!!!!!
#16 thisizkim on 2011-01-13 19:37 (Reply)
I am planning my wedding too! Definitely won't mind if you start posting about some wedding fashion or ideas :-) Congrats!
#17 Liz on 2011-01-13 19:38 (Reply)
Congratulations! You look so happy! :-)
#18 Laura on 2011-01-13 19:49 (Reply)
That's so awesome!! Congrats! Best wishes to you and your future hubby! ;-)
#19 Joann on 2011-01-13 20:06 (Reply)
oh congrats! yay!
#20 nerr on 2011-01-13 20:16 (Reply)
#21 Alice on 2011-01-13 20:20 (Reply)
WHOOOHOOOO!!!!! Congrats!!!
#22 Kfloveinme on 2011-01-13 21:31 (Reply)
Congrats! Being a wife is awesome!
#23 Ayanna on 2011-01-13 21:47 (Reply)
CONGRATS Diana!! What a thoughtful fiance you have, to buy the same ring setting as your moms . . . so cute. Wishing the two of you the best!
#24 Jo from Canada (Homepage) on 2011-01-13 21:54 (Reply)
Have tons of fun planning the wedding!
#25 Cristal on 2011-01-13 21:55 (Reply)
Congratulations!!! :-)
#26 Allie on 2011-01-13 22:00 (Reply)
congratulations! you would make a beautiful bride! :-)
#27 emily on 2011-01-13 22:42 (Reply)
congratulations, budgetbabe! :-)
#28 ashley on 2011-01-13 23:10 (Reply)
Holy cow babes! Congratulations!!!

On a different note, Hello! We NEED a closeup shot of the ring!!!
#29 Nicole on 2011-01-13 23:36 (Reply)
Omgosh, congrats!! The setting does sound perfect and wowsers, I'm sure the ring is gorgeous! Will you be posting a pic? Tee-hee Best wishes to you guys!
#30 AB (Homepage) on 2011-01-13 23:44 (Reply)
Congrats to you! An engagement ring (and wedding ring) is a CLASSIC accesory ; )
#31 Noella (Homepage) on 2011-01-14 00:27 (Reply)
Congratulations! That's wonderful and so very romantic!
#32 K (Homepage) on 2011-01-14 00:54 (Reply)
like we discussed on twitter - tiffany and co or the answer is no! LOL..congrats again sweetie! xoxo
#33 fashion court (Homepage) on 2011-01-14 02:04 (Reply)
fashion court: "tiffany and co or the answer is no!"

Wow... I know it might be just a little sarcasm, but DAMN, to even come up with that is just a wee bit superficial!
#33.1 John on 2011-01-14 03:24 (Reply)
What a memorable and romantic proposal! Thanks for sharing the exciting news with your readers - like most people I love a wedding and a beautiful happy bride. Look forward to some posts on all the details organising the wedding. Congratulations!
#34 The_Dark_Lady_2 on 2011-01-14 04:05 (Reply)
Yay! So exciting! :-)
#35 Mrs. Kinne (Homepage) on 2011-01-14 06:09 (Reply)
Best wishes girl!!!

Dude, no close-ups of the RING? What a rip-off ;-)
#36 Sandra on 2011-01-14 07:00 (Reply)
#37 (Homepage) on 2011-01-14 08:38 (Reply)
#38 Tahrer on 2011-01-14 08:51 (Reply)
Congrats! Very excited for you!
#39 April on 2011-01-14 09:14 (Reply)
YAY!!! That's GREAT news!! How romantic! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!
#40 PoshAndBroke (Homepage) on 2011-01-14 09:23 (Reply)
#41 Ali (Homepage) on 2011-01-14 09:25 (Reply)
Congrats! Are you planning to do wedding posts? I would love to see your fabulous budget friendly buys applied to wedding planning!
#42 Sara (Homepage) on 2011-01-14 09:28 (Reply)
Congratulations! The married-girls club is waiting to welcome you!
#43 Nikki F. on 2011-01-14 10:11 (Reply)
congrats, you look so happy!
I love your blog, you are adorable :-)
#44 betsy on 2011-01-14 10:16 (Reply)
Congrats!!! What a romantic engagement, and I love how meaningful the ring is!

I too am recently engaged! (he proposed the day before Thanksgiving while we were on my favorite Caribbean island) And have also been together since 2004 =) So I am totally looking forward to any wedding-related posts!

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#45 Chantal from CT on 2011-01-14 10:22 (Reply)
Congrats! Sounds perfect :-)

Best wishes to you both.
#46 Joanne on 2011-01-14 10:41 (Reply)
congrats! Best wishes!
#47 nora on 2011-01-14 10:46 (Reply)
Congratulations! You look great -- an engagement ring suits you!
#48 Janel on 2011-01-14 12:17 (Reply)
congrats! sounds like a fairytale!
#49 CrystalCorrin on 2011-01-14 12:20 (Reply)
CONGRATS! You got the best ring. XD
#50 Elizabeth on 2011-01-14 12:41 (Reply)
Aww CONGRATULATIONS BB! Boy's got some style too :-) lovely ring.

#51 Talk Pretty To Me (Homepage) on 2011-01-14 13:15 (Reply)
Best best wishes!
#52 Kristin S (Homepage) on 2011-01-14 13:46 (Reply)
Congratulations! You look luminous in even in the midst of all that snow! I thought the way you posted this was adorable too - total paraprosdokian.
#53 sobriquet on 2011-01-14 13:47 (Reply)
Awww sounds like the perfect engagement. Congrats!!!
#54 Roslyn on 2011-01-14 13:56 (Reply)
i cannot wait to hear about all your wedding selections! CONGRATS!
#55 gretchen - a fit fashionista (Homepage) on 2011-01-14 15:10 (Reply)
Congrads baby!!!!!! Wish all the best!!
#56 Alexa on 2011-01-14 15:38 (Reply)
Congrats! we need a close up of that gorgeous ring!
#57 Morgan C. (Homepage) on 2011-01-14 16:36 (Reply)
CONGRATULATIONS! That's terrific news!
#58 Alisa (Homepage) on 2011-01-14 16:49 (Reply)
Congrats! You already have that glow about you :-)
#59 Ashley on 2011-01-14 23:28 (Reply)
Congrats!!! Such an exciting time. And you look gorgeous by the way :-)


#60 Kelly (Homepage) on 2011-01-14 23:43 (Reply)
All the best!!! enjoy this time :-)
#61 Kristine on 2011-01-15 06:00 (Reply)
congrats!!! so exciting!! love your bag as well xo
#62 andee layne (Homepage) on 2011-01-15 09:57 (Reply)
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!! What wonderful news!! Sooooo happy for you and wish you the best for a wonderful and happy married life!! :-)
#63 Anusha (Homepage) on 2011-01-15 20:46 (Reply)
Congratulations!! So happy for you! My best friend is also recently engaged and can't wait for all planning to begin!

Will we be seeing budget babe wedding tips?
#64 Carina (Homepage) on 2011-01-17 02:17 (Reply)
Awwwww! Screaming loud!! Congratulations, am so happy and excited for you!! You are going to be so, so, so busy! Congrats again! Please make sure you give us the blow-by-blow on the gown, invitations, reception details, etc. I love that stuff! Congrats again, he's a extra lucky guy!
#65 Budget Chic on 2011-01-21 12:39 (Reply)
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